Competencies covered

Competency: CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas

Element: 1. Create a positive physical learning space

1.1 Construct a learning space within budgetary constraints under the guidance of the teacher or supervisor
1.2 Select and set-up furnishings and fittings that are suitable for a variety of learning activities in collaboration with the teacher or supervisor
1.3 Accommodate multi-age requirements within a learning space
1.4 Use displays, posters and accessories conducive to learning

Element: 2. Organise learning resources

2.1 Organise learning resources that are suitable to the learner and the education support worker
2.2 Establish storage and retrieval procedures to support learning
2.3 Instruct learners on how to use the resource organisation system

Element: 3. Prepare to provide education support to students

3.1 Prepare activities and daily requirements in advance with reference to support mechanisms where necessary
3.2 Establish daily routines
3.3 Clarify and confirm understanding of school/teacher requirements and ensure consistent interpretation and application
3.4 Review progress regularly and identify future requirements

Element: 4. Manage a learning timetable

4.1 Schedule learning activities as directed by teachers
4.2 Coordinate content of learning activities to provide an appropriate timetable structure
4.3 Manage interruptions and contingencies with minimum disruption to learning

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and organise individual and/or small group learning environments, such as a home-based classroom, activity area in a classroom or library, or a virtual schooling area.

This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.


Creating a positive and stimulating physical environment for learning.
the diversity of learning resources.
Individual and group learning technologies.
Documenting the environment and resource organisation.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.